In a dark recess of the stranger part of mind, my Weird War Two project slowly takes shape, and occasionally intrudes onto my painting table. Here are two more figures for that project, both Reaper Miniatures figures. About two years ago, I introduced part of the backstory here. In my strange version of WW2, a sinister SS sub-unit under the command of Herr Doktor Stahl discovered that the virus for lycanthropy could be identified and administered to specially selected volunteers. These volunteers were chosen as prime Aryan specimens in excellent health, willing to give their all for the Fuhrer. Unfortunately, those who survived the initial physical shock of transformation often went mad and were difficult to control. Over time, it was discovered that women handlers were more successful than their male colleagues, who were frequently dismembered and devoured. So it was that Sturmbannfuhrer Ingrid Schmertz was chosen to lead a crack group of female soldiers, recruited from leading Nazi families as the military part of the team. The Werewolf Project is regarded with suspicion and jealousy by the secretive and powerful Vampyres who have nested in other parts of the SS leadership, since as is well known, vampires and werewolves are ancient enemies.
My goodness, that’s enough nonsense for one day. Here are some minis, for crying out loud.
Thanks, I work out, I try to keep in shape, do a lot of CrossFit.
Look at my furry butt! Look at it!
I was delighted to find that Reaper also makes a female werewolf. Presumably one of Sturmbannfuhrer Ingrid’s troops volunteered for the program - or is that Ingrid herself, on a moonlit night?
Ingrid with her friends. I need to keep an eye out for a few more decent werewolf figures in 28mm.
Because Ingrid has the rank of major, she needs some troops to command and keep her pets safe from Allied special forces raids, or from her male SS rivals and their vampiric masters, perhaps? These are Bob Murch Pulp Figures, and I’m looking forward to painting them in due course. That’s all from the Weird War front for now. Stay vigilant, chaps!
These figures bring my 2014 totals to:
28mm Mounted: 13, 28mm Foot: 24, 28mm Artillery: 1
20mm Foot: 33, 20mm Artillery: 2, 20mm Vehicles: 2, 20mm Terrain Pieces: 2
15mm Vehicles: 5, 15mm Foot: 26, 15mm Terrain Pieces: 3
6mm Foot: 120, 6mm Terrain Pieces: 2
Kilometres Run: 784